USS Minnemac II (SP-202)
Minnemac II in an civilian use sometime between 1914 and 1917, prior to her U.S. Navy service as USS Minnemac II.
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|Name:||USS Minnemac II|
|Namesake:||Previous name retained|
|Builder:||George Lawley and Sons, Neponset, Massachusetts|
|Acquired:||7 May 1917|
|Commissioned:||5 July 1917|
|Fate:||Returned to owner 13 January 1919|
|Notes:||Operated as civilian motorboat Minnemac II 1914-1917 and from 1919|
|Tonnage:||78 gross tons|
|Length:||78 ft 4 in (23.88 m)|
|Beam:||14 ft 6 in (4.42 m)|
|Draft:||5 ft (1.5 m)|
1 x 3-pounder gun|
2 x machine guns
Minnemac II was built as a civilian motorboat of the same name in 1914 by George Lawley and Sons at Neponset, Massachusetts. The U.S. Navy acquired her under a free lease from her owner, Arthur J. Eddy of Chicago, Illinois on 7 May 1917 for World War I service as a patrol vessel. She was enrolled in the Naval Defense Reserve Force on 3 July 1917 and commissioned as USS Minnemac II (SP-202) on 5 July 1917 with Ensign Jerome Eddy, USNRF, in command.
Following the end of World War I, Minnemac II was returned to her owner on 13 January 1919.
- This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- Department of the Navy: Navy History and Heritage Command: Online Library of Selected Images: Civilian Ships: Minnemac II (Motor Boat, 1914). Served as USS Minnemac II (SP-202) in 1917-1919
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive: Minnemac II (SP 202)